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03-14-2013, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JonathanHuberdoh View Post
If anyone thinks Shore is this team's future 2nd line center, we are in for a world of hurt.

This is a classic case of forcing and expecting a player to play above his level and fill a role that he's not intended to fill (ala Weiss for the last decade).

Shore is a 3rd line center. Too good to be 4th, not good enough to be 2nd. He wouldn't be a 2nd line center on any other NHL team, not a single one. The fact that some of you are penciling him in that role for our future is a little alarming.

The guy is a GREAT hockey player. I love what he does on the ice, but he's not a 2nd line center. He doesn't greatly improve the players around him, his finish is basically non-existent, and his overall offensive game isn't anything to shout about.

Call a spade a spade. He will fill in decently in the 2nd line if injuries occur, but he is nowhere near a permanent solution.

We tried this format for 10 years, it doesn't work. Let players play where their skill sets best fit. Shore is a perfect 3rd line center on this squad. Let him cement that role and wear a Panthers sweater for years to come.
Well obviously a rookie like Shore wouldn't be a 2nd line center for any other team, right now. Dude should probably still be in the AHL if it wasn't for injuries.

So, you can tell, right now, that he can't be a 2nd line center based off this years play? Guess he can't improve his shooting/finish at all in the upcoming seasons/offseasons, right?

I'm not betting on him being a top 6 guy, but, for you to be so adamant about his future being capped as a 3rd line center, is laughable.

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